New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

Too Hot to Handle Movie Poster


May 11, 2001 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(American, 1938, 105 minutes, b&w, 16mm,

Directed by Jack Conway
Starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon, Walter Connolly

Two opportunistic newsreel photographers, played by Clark Gable and Walter Pidgeon, accompany a famous aviatrix, Myrna Loy, into the deepest jungles of the Amazon in search of her missing brother. The classic opening sequence of a fake bombing raid in this fast-paced action-commedy, was allegedly conceived by Buster Keaton, then a free-lance MGM gagman.